Leycesteria formosa

  • Leycesteria formosa
  • Leycesteria formosa
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Common name:

Himalayan honeysuckle / Pheasant berry

Origin: Himalaya


Minimum temperature:

-20 degrees Celsius

Description: This species from the Himalaya is winter hardy and grows up to 2 meters high. The plant makes beautiful white flowers with purple bracts hanging down. Because of the bracts, they also resemble earrings, and in Dutch the plant is also called ‘Grandmothers earring’. The berries can be red, dark purple or something in between, and are appealing to birds like pheasants. They are also suited for human consumption, and taste like chocolate/caramel-raisins.

Sowing description:

Sow superficially in sowing mix and put in the fridge for 4-6 weeks. The soil should stay constantly moist. After these weeks they can germinate at room temperature.

Sowing time:
November – June


Level of difficulty:


Expected processing time: 2 days
Reviews (1)
rating 5 (5 / 1 Reviews)

Remco K. (14-03-2017) rating 5 Volgens beschrijving na zaaien eerst aantal weken in de koelkast zetten. Heb 2 potten gemaakt waarvan ik 1 na zaaien in de koelkast heb gezet en de ander afgedekt heb met vliesdoek en huishoudfolie en in de vensterbank heb gezet. Na 10 dagen begon de pot in de vensterbank al te kiemen met meerdere kleine kiemers. Ben erg nieuwsgierig naar hoe ze opgroeien.

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